Empire State Realty Trust Announces New Premium Experience For Visitors To The World's Most Iconic Attraction

NEW YORK, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced "The Empire State Building Premium Experience"—an exclusive, guided tour for visitors to the iconic international attraction. 

The Premium Experience, solely available through limited, timed, advance reservations made online at www.esbnyc.com, takes groups of up to seven guests throughout the Empire State Building (ESB), including the beautifully restored Art Deco lobby, ESB's Celebrity Walk featuring famous celebrities and dignitaries who have visited ESB, the Sustainability Exhibit showcasing ESB's groundbreaking, award-winning energy efficiency retrofit, the "Dare to Dream" Exhibit detailing the historic construction of the building, the 86th floor open-air Observatory, and the grand finale of the 102nd floor Observatory which provides unparalleled, 360-degree views of New York City and beyond.  ESB Observatory Ambassadors are able to customize each tour to the group's interests, allowing group members to explore new areas, learn facts and trivia  not covered in a standard visit, and focus on those areas of the experience that are most important to them.

"'The Empire State Building Premium Experience' provides a private, customized, educational experience for those looking to connect with the international icon of New York City in a unique and personal way," said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Director of the Observatory.  "The tour offers limited, timed, exclusive access each day, and will deliver the most intimate experience with the World's Most Famous Building."

The Empire State Building Premium Experience includes:

  • A 90-minute, guided tour with an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador which includes VIP priority express access throughout the visit.
  • A commemorative souvenir photograph.
  • An intimate experience with a maximum of seven persons per tour.

In order to further enhance the experience, guests are encouraged to download the Empire State Building's exclusive complimentary multimedia app prior to their visit on iTunes and Google Play.

The Premium Experience is available three times a day and is priced at $150 per person. Reservations are only available via an online appointment system at https://ticketing.esbnyc.com/webstore/Shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=VIP&C=VIP.

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the "World's Most Famous Building." With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions as the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of December 31, 2015, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 724,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward looking statements". Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates," "contemplates," "aims," "continues," "would" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the factors included in (i) the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, including those set forth under the headings "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," "Business," and "Properties" and (ii) in future periodic reports filed by the Company under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While forward-looking statements reflect the Company's good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, or new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could impact the Company's future results, performance or transactions, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).

SOURCE Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

For further information: Media - Alexandra Chernin, 212.736.3100, achernin@empirestaterealtytrust.com, or Stacey-Ann Hosang, 212.736.3100, shosang@empirestaterealtytrust.com

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